Herb latin name: Pedicularis oliveriana
Family: Scrophulariaceae (Figwort Family)
Medicinal use of Pedicularis oliveriana:The flowers are used in Tibetan medicine, they are said to have a bitter taste and a cooling potency. Antidote, anti-inflammatory, antidiarrhoeal and febrifuge, they are used in the treatment of poisoning, inflammation of the stomach/intestines, diarrhoea and to heal obstinate wounds and sores.
Description of the plant:
Habitat of the herb:Dry rocky places, sand dunes along rivers, open grassy mea-dows at elevations of 3400 - 4000 metres in E, S, and SE Xizang.
Cultivation of Pedicularis oliveriana:Dry rocky places, sand dunes along rivers, open grassy mea-dows at elevations of 3400 - 4000 metres in E, S, and SE Xizang.
Known hazards of Pedicularis oliveriana:None known
Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.